I saw this for myself last weekend:
Every year for Mother’s Day, people donate roses in honor of their mothers at the Basilica Shrine of Mary Queen of the Universe in Orlando, Florida. They had some 10,000 on display the last two weeks. The celebrant pictured above is the shrine’s rector, Fr. Paul Henry.
If you find yourself in the area on vacation, make it a point to stop by the shrine. The church is beautiful, the liturgies are impeccable, and the music is often thrilling. Many of the singers work nearby at Disney, and their voices are astounding. (And, like all Orlando attractions, it has a great gift shop!)
Photo: by Jacque Brund/Florida Catholic